Tim Miller's TERMINATOR Reboot Brings Linda Hamilton Back As Sarah Connor
Coming off of a ceremonial run at the box office with a 3D limited re-release of Terminator 2: Judgement Day, James Cameron's continuing efforts toward resusitating the franchise have advanced through its latest milestone in being actress Linda Hamilton back to the screen. Deadpool helmer Tim Miller is directing the new movie aiming as a direct follow-up from Cameron's 1991 action blockbuster headlined by Hamilton along with lead actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Edward Furlong, essesntially skipping the films between 2003 and 2015.
Cameron made the announcement at a private event celebrating the storied franchise, saying, "As meaningful as she was to gender and action stars everywhere back then, it’s going to make a huge statement to have that seasoned warrior that she’s become return."
With Hamilton’s return, Cameron hopes to once again make a statement on gender roles in action movies.
"There are 50-year-old, 60-year-old guys out there killing bad guys,” he said, referring to aging male actors still anchoring movies, “but there isn’t an example of that for women.”
"We’re starting a search for an 18-something woman to be the new centerpiece of the new story," Cameron said. "We still fold time. We will have characters from the future and the present. There will be mostly new characters but we'll have Arnold and Linda’s characters to anchor it."